What can Dawn do for you?
Dawn assists NHS commissioners to develop robust commissioning policies for drugs and treatments against a background of scarce resources. Where policies are challenged, she is an experienced litigator who works with clients to defend complex judicial review claims. Dawn also advises several regulators including the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, the CQC and NHS England on performers lists claims.
Supporting your ambitions
Dawn led the team that successfully defended a challenge brought by two pharmaceutical companies against her CCG clients who had a policy offering patients the choice of Avastin for the eye condition wet AMD alongside the other two licensed drugs for this condition. Offering this significantly cheaper, but equally clinically effective drug has the potential to save the wider NHS hundreds of millions of pounds. This was the first hearing on this matter in the country, which raised issues both of EU and domestic law and was something of a "David and Goliath" fight.
What do others say?
Dawn is "brilliant ... I am reassured that I can pick the phone up to her at any time". CCG client
What else should you know?
Dawn is passionate about charitable work and leads the office's CSR work, supports Cancer Research UK and The Sickle Cell Society.
Dawn is also an active proponent of diversity and inclusion and sits on several groups that promotes diversity and inclusion awareness.
Dawn also mentors students, trainee solicitors and young lawyers.